Safety and Candle Care
There's a special beauty and tranquility to candles, but a lighted candle is also an open flame, and a potential fire hazard if not carefully monitored.Candle fires could be avoided if we follow a few basic safety rules:
For a complete list of Candle Safety precautions please see bellow.
CANDLE SAFETY RULES
Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep.
Place candles away from drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, etc.
Don’t place lighted candles where they might be knocked over by children or pets.
Long wicks cause uneven burning and soot. Don’t burn the same candle for more than 4 hours. If the candle burns one-sided, you may gently push over the burning wick to the side. Do not bend a cooled down wick as it may break.
The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain drips or melted wax.
A clean wax pool will not clog up your wick and will extend the life of your candle.
This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting.Drafts can also blow lightweight curtains or papers into the flame where they could catch fire.
Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 1cm of wax remains in a container.
It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.
This ensures they won't melt one another, or create drafts that can cause the candles to flare.
The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass container to break.
The candle isn't burning properly. Let it cool, trim the wick using small scissors, check for drafts and then re-light.
Always keep a burning candle within sight